ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview

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ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview

Up Close continued

Having seen the PCB of the B360 Strix we were kinda hoping that it would be something which would transfer to all the next Strix motherboard models, but instead the X470 restricts it to a swappable chipset heatsink. It's about as near to a monochrome stickerbomb as we think is possible, so it's bound to find an audience somewhere.

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  
ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

ASUS were the first manufacturer to blend the IO section in with the MOSFET heatsinks and the Strix makes full use of this by implementing a RGB ROG eye logo as well as the gorgeous looks that this combined IO/heatsink always brings. The eagle-eyed amongst you will also spot that there is an RGB LED header and two fan headers just above the top M.2 heatspreader.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

Fan headers are all important for keeping your system running at maximum happiness and the Strix has a reasonable selection in all the places you'd hope to find them. We have two above the CPU socket itself and one just off to the side should you require three. Neither the Strix nor the Crosshair VII have the reinforced DIMM slots so be careful with that axe, Eugene.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

Just like the Crosshair VII Hero that we also previewed today, the Strix-F has RGB LED strip headers as well as addressable headers. There are plenty of front panel USB headers too, and the primary M.2 slot sits just below the chipset heatsink.


ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Preview  

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14-04-2018, 07:08:40

AlienALX
EwwwwwQuote

14-04-2018, 07:21:40

Dawelio
All of that textbook lettering on the lower heatsink just completely ruined the entire look of the board.Quote

14-04-2018, 09:56:26

Wraith
I have to agree that heat sink is a right eye sore, although with the magic of Photosoup and some imagination it's easily fixed.

https://i.imgur.com/2dfY1cn.jpgQuote

14-04-2018, 12:09:24

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
I have to agree that heat sink is a right eye sore, although with the magic of Photosoup and some imagination it's easily fixed.

https://i.imgur.com/2dfY1cn.jpg
I#d remove the whole republic of gamers text too.Quote

14-04-2018, 14:39:36

AlienALX
Yeah me too. When I saw the Crosshair I hoped they'd seen sense but nope.

I don't get it. They made some if the best looking boards ever then we get this.Quote
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